Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he expects his receivers and offensive line to be ready for the Sept. 11 opener against the Atlanta Falcons.
"Yeah, they're getting there, just like everybody else on this team," Cutler said of his offensive line. "It doesn't happen overnight. So it's progress, and we're headed in the right direction."
Cutler said he isn't sure if he will play in the preseason finale at Soldier Field against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.
"I haven't heard," he said. "I'm preparing like I'm going to, and we'll see what happens."
Despite missing most of the offseason workouts, the Bears offensive line has looked better this preseason than last.
"Guys have been in the system. They know what's expected," Cutler said. "[Mike] Martz is very demanding, but he also tells the guys exactly what to do, when to do it and how to do it. So we've got a good core group of guys, who have been in the system, and they know what they're doing."
GRADE THE WHOLE PACKAGE, WHAT GRADE?
I'm not going to grade it. This is preseason. Games start counting when we play Atlanta, and we'll figure it out then.